Marchese Piero Antinori

Firenze - Tuscany



About the Producer

Where Sassicaia opened the door for Italy, Piero Antinori, with the guidance of Giacomo Tachis, set the wine world ablaze with the introduction of Tignanello in 1971 and Solaia in 1978. The great Sangiovese winemaker believed it was wrong to imitate a Bordeaux wine; rather Italy can make great wines with the noble varieties that have their own special character. That is the soul of Solaia!

Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners in 1385, beginning a wine legend that has lasted over 26 generations. Throughout the company's history, it has remained family owned and operated. Today, Marchese Piero Antinori directs the long-lived family vision, and his three daughters participate in various activities throughout the firm.

Through carefully planned investments and research programs, the firm is dedicated to improving the quality of its wines. One of Italy's most dynamic and visionary producers of fine wines, with estates concentrated in the finest and highly progressive viticultural areas of Tuscany and Umbria, Antinori has also played an important role in preserving Italy's enological traditions. Marchese Piero Antinori summarizes the family's core values by saying, "Age-old roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have not served to inhibit our innovative spirit."

Antinori´s Flagship : Solaia

It competes as Italy’s most prestigious blend and is the flagship wine of her most celebrated producer. The golden child of Piero Antinori and esteemed enologist Giacomo Tachis, whose magic touch has graced Italy’s most elite Super Tuscans (Sassicaia, Tignanello, Sammarco, Argiano), the wine started in 1978 as a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and grew in 1982 to include Sangiovese. The grapes used to make this “sunny one” are grown exclusively in the vineyard of the same name, a highly desirable 10 hectare patch of land on the Tignanello estate, which is also home to the eponymous wine.

The 1978 debut was limited to its homeland, but once this life-changing wine ventured out internationally, it entranced wine enthusiasts worldwide. Still produced only in good vintages, Solaia was crowned the Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator back in 2000 (for the 1997 vintage) and has collected the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from the Gambero Rosso for eleven separate vintages. Consistency in quality!

Not Produced Years : 1980-1981-1983-1984-1992-2002

The Wines :


750 cl

1500 cl

3000 cl

6000 cl

1978 348,00      
1979 276,00      
1982 213,00      
1985 286,00      
1986 174,00      
1987 116,00      
1988 264,00      
1989 259,00      
1990 273,00      
1991 155,00      
1993 126,00      
1994 129,00      
1995 186,00      
1996 154,00      
1997 341,00      
1998 144,00      
1999 169,00      
2000 148,00      


This list are privat proprerity from the B&M AUER